A Geotechnical Engineer earns an average salary of $58,840 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.
Geotechnical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$43,610 - $80,832
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MEDIAN: $58,839
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Geotechnical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$16.63 - $35.55
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,610 - $80,832  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,757  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $6,787  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,215 - $82,692  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 809
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.63 - $35.55  
   
Overtime
$21.75 - $41.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,757  
   
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $6,787  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$43,215 - $82,692  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 809
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Job Description for Geotechnical Engineer
Geotechnical engineers monitor drilling operations, take and analyze soil samples, and classify soil and rocks. They typically work outdoors with colleagues that help them collect data and samples. The engineers then pass their samples and data to a field supervisor, who will approve their work or send them back into the field for further research. The work is both physical and mental, as the engineer is required to go out in the field to collect samples and analyze them as well. They typically work during the day, when sunlight is plentiful. Critical skills in this position include an understanding of geoscience data acquisition procedures.
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Geotechnical Engineer Tasks
  • Evaluate test data and develop design parameters.
  • Perform engineering analyses including foundation capacities, slope stability and settlements, etc.
  • Coordination of drilling and sampling of soil borings and supervision of laboratory testing.
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Pay by Experience Level for Geotechnical Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
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Portland
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New York
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Dallas
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Salt Lake City
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Baton Rouge
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National Average
$60,000
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Experience Affects Geotechnical Engineer Salaries

National Average
$60,000

Skills That Affect Geotechnical Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
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Project Management
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National Average
$60,000
Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Gender
Female
16%
female alumni
 
Male
84%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 6%
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